Wajib

Fiction
Director: Annemarie Jacir, PAL/FR/COL/DEU/UAE/QAT/NOR 2017, 96 min., Arab. with En. ST
Thur 12/4/18 | 21:00 | Arsenal *
Mon 16/4/18 | 19:00 | City Kino *
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It is Wajib — an obligation — that leads Shadi (Saleh Bakri) from Rome back to his hometown Nazareth. His sister Amal’s wedding is approaching and Shadi has to personally hand over the wedding invitations to all guests alongside his divorced father Abu Shadi (Saleh Bakris father Mohammad Bakri) — so is the tradition. Old personal and political conflicts arise along the way. Director Jacir casts an overall humorous glance at the mannerisms of a Christian milieu where family secrets are kept as secret as political issues. The estranged mother’s arrival stirs up additional tensions.